IT'S BETTER THIS WAY
Is it? I'm not so sure. ICERUN (10D: Spring river breakup) is that a thing? AGUAS (44A: Glassfuls in restaurantes), umm… ok. URIM (66D: ____ and Thummim (sacred Judaic objects)? If you say so. ENTHUSE, AEGISES, RARER, EXFED, RSTU … blah.
I liked EPHEMERA (74D: Things for here and now), ROMCOMS (40D: "Clueless" and "Bridget Jones's Diary"), OMINOUS (61D: Like gathering storm clouds), ADAMSALE (115A: Water, wryly) (Dad likes to call it that), and a few others, but the theme did little for me, and I really hated certain sections. Kind of a let-down after yesterday, but that's no surprise.